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Cloud BI - the perfect match

Cloud computing and business intelligence are an ideal match. Business intelligence (BI) is about delivering the right information to the right people at the right time, and cloud computing provides a lightweight, agile way to access BI applications. The beauty of Cloud BI applications is the accessibility on multiple devices and web browsers. This circumvents traditional software barriers such as the requirement to access the application on-site.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

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Cloud computing and business intelligence are an ideal match. Business intelligence (BI) is about delivering the right information to the right people at the right time, and cloud computing provides a lightweight, agile way to access BI applications. The beauty of Cloud BI applications is the accessibility on multiple devices and web browsers. This circumvents traditional software barriers such as the requirement to access the application on-site.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

There are many benefits for companies in manufacturing, distribution and retail to invest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, including enhanced automation for the ability to deal with a complex data landscape. Businesses who are upgrading from legacy systems to cloud-based solutions also reduce costs, improve security and easily integrate with other solutions. Implementing a new ERP is a big project that requires planning. With this system being so critical to your business, you want to avoid a break in the service and the convenience it offers. So how can you keep all your data intact and accessible as you’re switching ERPs? ...  a data analytics solution

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Flexible data analytics solution works for everyone in LB White's team

L.B. White has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of direct-fired heaters for the agricultural, construction, and rental industries. Approximately 50 employees support the production and global distribution of more than 50,000 SKUs from the company’s headquarters in Wisconsin. As a mid-size business, data has always been critical to the company’s decision-making process.  By adding industry-matched data analytics software to its Epicor ERP 10 system helped the whole team overcome reporting challenges.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, ERP - Epicor

Why IT managers recommend business intelligence software

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Advancements in technology have changed the role of the IT department from that of a cost center to a strategic asset. Modern IT managers are developing strategies that match a company’s vision and goals. Using business intelligence (BI) software to identify which business processes are inefficient and costly enables the IT department to improve company performance and fast-track transformation.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

Phocas vs. Looker business intelligence software comparison

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We use the world’s largest survey of BI software users to compare Phocas with Looker business intelligence software. The two products were reviewed by customers in BARC the BI survey 19 in two peer groups: the Americas-focused vendors and ad hoc reporting-focused products. Phocas is business intelligence software designed for manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies to leverage ERP information. Looker which emerged in 2012 is intended for digital and start-up companies. In June of 2019, Google Cloud announced it would acquire Looker. However, in December 2019, Britain's competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority began probing the deal to determine whether it could adversely affect competition in the UK or other markets. As of this posting, the deal remains uncertain.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Reviews and Recognition

BI solution helps USESI make immediate margin gains

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U.S. Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) is one of America's largest electrical component distributors in the $90 billion per annum industry. The private, family-owned business has 11 companies spread across the northeast and Georgia, maintaining more than 150,000 products in four distribution centers and 85 branches. The company leverages BI solution, Phocas to “constantly push what is possible” so it gets the most products to customers as fast as possible.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - IT, Industry - Electrical, ERP - Epicor

BI reporting helps Jurox consolidate and visualize data

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Jurox is a family owned Australian animal health company involved in the research, production, and marketing of animal health products for both domestic and export markets. Jurox identified a need for a dedicated business intelligence solution to manage its reporting function across the sales, marketing, and R&D divisions. The company decided on Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) powered by Phocas because of its simple integration with the Epicor ERP and BI reporting capabilities.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Health and Medical, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, ERP - Epicor

Phocas business intelligence software helps Hairhouse style new profits

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Hairhouse salons consolidate data, run stylish reports, and trim dead stock from their warehouse with easy-to-use Phocas business intelligence software. Hairhouse is an Australian based beauty salon and retail chain that offers hair-dressing services and hair and beauty products across 140 salons in Australia.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - IT, ERP - NetSuite, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Data visualization tool connects all pieces of the puzzle for Gibsons

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Gibsons is a 100-year-old manufacturer and distributor of more than 500 games, puzzles, cards and gifts. The company employs 20 people who support 1,500 brick and mortar retailers across the United Kingdom. Gibsons added Phocas, a data visualization tool to its tech stack and is reaping the benefits. Phocas has helped transform business processes, made it possible for non-technical people to review sales data and significantly decreased the time to produce reports.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Phocas vs. Infor BI (business intelligence software comparison)

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We examine how Phocas business intelligence software compares with Infor BI in this year’s BARC The BI Survey 19, the world's largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end-users. Infor BI is designed for data modelling in large global organizations. Phocas is used by mid-market businesses to drive growth and efficiency by centralizing data to understand the big picture.In this post we will compare Phocas to Infor BI using BARC’s ad-hoc reporting peer group findings.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Reviews and Recognition

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